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Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

Jennie Chapman

Abstract

The Left Behind series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins have been instrumental in disseminating and popularizing ‘rapture theology’ in the contemporary period, selling some 65 million copies worldwide and revitalizing the evangelical publishing industry in the U.S. Plotting Apocalypse develops an in-depth critical analysis of LaHaye and Jenkins’ bestselling series, including the sequel and prequels. In particular, the book unpicks the paradoxical conception of individual agency found in the series, which claims that all humans are powerless before an almighty God while simultaneously ... More

Keywords: Left Behind, Rapture, Evangelical, Prophecy, Agency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617039034
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039034.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennie Chapman, author